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File #: 20-6590   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council Special Meeting
On agenda: 11/12/2020
Posting Language: A briefing on the Alamo Plan. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager]
Attachments: 1. Updated Exhibit Packet, 2. Background and Timeline, 3. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager



Alamo Plan Update

A briefing on the Alamo Plan

On October 15, 2015, City Council executed a cooperative agreement among the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Alamo Endowment Board, and the City of San Antonio regarding the Joint Master Plan for the Alamo and surrounding area. The Agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of each party as well as the management and oversight structure for the master plan's development and adoption. The Agreement created a six member Management Committee that includes two representatives from each entity. City Manager Erik Walsh and Councilmember Roberto Trevi?o represent the City of San Antonio. The Agreement also created a two member Executive Committee and appoints the Mayor of San Antonio and the Commission for the General Land Office.

The Cooperative Agreement identified the Vision and Guiding Principles developed by the Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee as the foundation for the master plan. The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee includes 26 members appointed by the Mayor, City Council, or General Land Office and 4 technical advisory members representing industry organizations. The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee was established in 2014 and is advisory to the Alamo Management Committee.

On May 11, 2017, City Council unanimously approved the Alamo Master Plan, which consists of five key concepts:
1. Restoration of the Church and Long Barrack.
2. Delineation of the historic footprint.
3. Recapture the Historic Mission Plaza and create a sense of reverence and respect on the historic battlefield.
4. Repurpose the Crockett Block, Woolworth and Palace buildings into a world-class visitor center and museum that tells the story of the Battle of the Alamo and over 300 years of layered his...

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